Angelo Borsotti <> writes:

> Besides that, it is common practice in *nix OSs to
> consider a return != 0 as an error.

Is grep not finding a match an error?  Is cmp finding a difference an
error?  It all depends on the context.

> How can otherwise the user tell a corrupted configuration file from a
> missing key?

You cannot, as long as your configuration file is well-formed, because a
missing key is an expected condition in many cases.


Andreas Schwab,
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